Tim Paine received harsh criticism from fans after a poor DRS challenge against Mayank Agarwal.© AFP
Australia captain Tim Paine’s decision to challenge an on-field call for a potential caught behind against Mayank Agarwal didn’t go down well with some fans on Twitter after replays confirmed that the ball had missed the bat by a fair distance. In the 49th over, Pat Cummins had bowled one down the leg side and Agarwal missed a flick shot as the ball hit his thigh pad. Australian fielders went up for a catch behind the stumps but umpire Paul Wilson gave the decision in favour of the batsman. Paine challenged the call and the replays showed that the ball was nowhere near Agarwal’s bat.
It was not the first time in the ongoing Test series that the Australian skipper has made an error in judgement while going upstairs to challenge a decision made by the on-field umpires.
Twitter was flooded with memes and hilarious takes from fans as Australia lost their review in the morning session of Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Gabba.
Don’t Review Skip!#AUSvIND https://t.co/TLo8oNVvv5
— Anupam Bhaumik (@AnupamBhaumik_) January 17, 2021
“Don’t Review Skip!#AUSvIND,” a fan tweeted.
How many times he fails in drs.
— Praneeth Reddy (@Praneet30310027) January 17, 2021
“How many times he fails in drs,” another one joined in.
Paine at it again with terrible reviews
— Mike Wazowski (@mikewazowski458) January 17, 2021
“Paine at it again with terrible reviews,” a user said.
— John Fish (@Fish_J) January 17, 2021
“Tim Paine is just about the worst judge of a review in world cricket #drs #AUSvIND,” a tweet read.
In the 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Paine was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.
Paine had lost his cool following an unsuccessful DRS decision against Cheteshwar Pujara.
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